Breaking Down, Cells, Breaking Down

This past weekend Stephanie and I were so very lucky to get away by ourselves, if only for one night. Steph managed to find a small B&B out in Amherst, MA, not far from the UMass campus. Many people who read this blog are from Massachusetts, so you already know how beautiful and lovely Western [...]

Where Am I Writing This?

I’ve got this blog set up where if I post something here, it automatically adds a note to my Facebook page. I find it interesting that if you read the blog post on Facebook, there is no indication whatsoever that it comes from another site – no link, no attribution – nothing. What they’ve done [...]

Pigs and Missles

I recently finished two books that bear mention here on the blog.
One Minute to Midnight is a detailed biopic of The Cuban Missle Crisis, specifically the week leading up to “Black Saturday” – the closest our world has ever come to nuclear war. Previous to reading this book, I knew next to nothing about the [...]

New Music: Drug Rug

I just realized that it’s been a long time since I posted any music here on the blog. For those of you that like the songs I post here, sorry for the delay. 2009 has actually been a stellar year for new bands and new releases so far. One that I keep going back to [...]


Hard to believe it was eight years ago now. I was just two months into my tenure at, where I still work. Driving down 128, going south, and being stumped by the news that came on the radio. I was also supposed to be on an American Airlines flight from Boston to San Francisco [...]

How Calming And Balming The Effect Of The Air

While sometimes it is hard to believe that it is already September 7, part of me isn’t surprised, given we pretty much missed a month a summer this year due to June’s rainfall, where it rained 21 out of 30 days.  So summer felt shorter. As we head out of summer vegetable season and into [...]

Well My Uncle Mort, He Was A Hell Of A Sport

Oh, this one is a treasure. My assumption is that is was right around 1997, which would be the very height of the Tar Hut years and also the height of my alt-country music obsession. I do feel like I have to clarify this – not commercial country music like you hear on the radio, [...]